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Why You Should Work With Me
My background is in professional writing and traditional media. I studied Professional Writing in university, founded and ran a national magazine in Taiwan, and freelance for print publications regularly. In 2009 I expanded into new media. Since then I’ve developed an award-winning adventure travel blog (the one that you’re reading), built a large and influential social media following, and become a well-known personality in the travel blogging community. I’ve even starred in an episode of a popular international television show about living abroad.
Everything on this website (aside from a some credited photos and guest posts) was created by me. I did my own branding and design. I created marketing strategies, promoted it myself, and I’m constantly growing it. This website, from design to content to marketing, is a showcase for my abilities.
I’ve examined the travel and tourism industry from the outside as a traveler and from the inside working with PR and media. I’ve bought and sold advertisements, pitched editors, and been pitched by writers. I’ve coordinated online campaigns and pitched projects to PR people and tourism boards. There are few aspects of this industry that I haven’t had a hand in. Because of this I’m able examine the problems of travel-related publishers, PR people, and advertisers from a variety of perspectives and find creative solutions. My experience is broad, and so is the range of services that I offer.
In the age of blogging many people have forgotten that writing is a profession. Having studied professional writing I feel that my trade requires the same degree professionalism that that can be found in others such as medicine, accounting, and engineering. If you work with me, you will always receive clean, clear, well-tailored writing on time and fit to order.
- Blog Writing
I first studied photography during university, continued my education in Taiwan under Richard Matheson, Steven Vigar, and Garret Clarke, and have worked with numerous international publications and tourism boards.
Social Media Management
Social media is a tough area for most PR firms because it’s new, it’s constantly changing, and it can be difficult to track ROI. However, for those of us who stay on top of the latest news and trends it has become a powerful and inexpensive marketing tool. Do you need help growing your social media following? Do you already have a large following but don’t know what to do with it? Or do you simply need some help training your staff to use social media effectively?
Social Meda Services
- Social Media Account Management
- Social Media Strategy Development
- Social Media Training
Bloggers are not simply writers with their own websites. They’re part of a community. Like any community you have to know the right people and use the proper etiquette within it to succeed . I’ve often found myself telling PR people, “The best thing I can offer you is not my blog, it’s my ability to work with other bloggers.” If a PR person emails a blogger asking for help, the blogger usually wants to be paid. If a blogger emails another blogger asking for help, the blogger will usually be more than happy to lend a hand. It’s not impossible for PR people to gain the assistance of bloggers, even big bloggers, but they need to know how to approach them properly. I can show you how to do that. Or, even better, I can do it for you.
Blogger Outreach Services
- Blogger Outreach Management
- Blogger Outreach Strategy Development
- Blogger Outreach Training
The travel, PR, and online media industries are fluid and constantly changing. Often we need experienced people to take on jobs that have no formal title or job description. I’ve worked on projects ranging from magazine launches to custom trip itinerary planning and I always like a new challenge. If you have a project that you’d like to discuss, then head over to my consulting page or contact me and we’ll see if we can work something out.
Contact Me for a Free Quote
I’d like to work with you. The first step is to send me an email or call me with information about your project and budget. I’ll send you a free quote for my services within a day or two and we can go from there. Receiving a quote will not oblige you to hire me in any way. I understand that projects have different needs and budgets and I’m not a hardball negotiator. I’m interested in coming to a mutually beneficial arrangement and, hopefully, developing a long-term relationship.
I can be reached by:
Email: xpatmatt (at) gmail (dot) com